John 1:18 (NKJV) No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
Have you ever considered that you will never see a physical form of “God the Father”? He exists only as light, pure glory in the form of light. But you will see God in physical form someday either 1) welcomed by Him if you are saved, or 2) to bow your knee and be condemned by Him if not.
You will see Jesus who is “God the Son”, God manifested as human, existing in glorified physical form. Like Him, someday we – those who have placed their faith in Christ – will have our glorified eternal body. Just as Jesus walked and talked and ate and drank as a real person after rising from the dead, God will give us a new and perfect, sin-free body when Jesus returns to the earth to get us. You will be you, I will be me… just in perfection: no sin, no disease, no death, no pain.
As a bonus, God will then dissolve this current heavens and earth, and re-create it… giving us back our home that was lost the day Adam and Eve sinned and caused the first creation to be corrupted.
No one has “seen” God in the sense of seeing God in bodily form. Never will. But if you have repented of your sins, and cried out for God’s mercy offered through His Son Jesus, then you’ll know God the Father through the perfect reflection of Him through His Son.
Jesus had “declared” God – in other words seeing Jesus is seeing God. Jesus is the perfect representation, reflection and manifestation of the God the Father.
Think It Over: We get so attached to THIS world and this life. Why? It’s all so fleeting, fragile and temporary. We could lose everything today including our life. Are you prepared for that? We live every day of this life doing what God would have us to do knowing that it will all be over in a whisper of time and then eternity. The older I get the more I understand the dilemma of the Apostle Paul who was torn between this life (continuing to serve God now) and the next life (being with God and Jesus forever).